We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Luzhi Ancient Town

Suzhou, China
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A more genuine water town with residents

Less than an hour from Suzhou and worth a trip once you’ve done the main sights. Small but quite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Synthomer
,
Shanghai, China
via mobile
Feeling Old Time

I wouldn’t expect “oriental Venice” could be such decent place. It was nice and somewhat clean... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Claire W
via mobile
Read all 39 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“water town” (4 reviews)
“culture” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Suzhou, China
CONTACT
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Suzhou
Write a ReviewReviews (39)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"the high speed train"
in 2 reviews
"water town"
in 4 reviews
"culture"
in 2 reviews
"park"
in 2 reviews
"venice"
in 3 reviews
"shanghai"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Less than an hour from Suzhou and worth a trip once you’ve done the main sights. Small but quite pretty and more real water town, as people actually live there. Even though it was Dragonboat holiday and free of charge (apart from two buildings including...More

Thank Synthomer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t expect “oriental Venice” could be such decent place. It was nice and somewhat clean. Lots of stores for shopping if you are into it. However, for ppl who is not a big fan of shopping but photo shooting instead. This is definitely a...More

Thank Claire W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 4, 2018

From Shanghai station take the high speed train, then the #5 suburban bus for taste of local transport. This takes you through the estates along the way to Luzhi, a little more explorative and will cost you 3Y. Takes you direct to the front entrance....More

Thank Paul480
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 9, 2017

If you are looking for some authentic Chinese craftsmanship it can be found here if you look for it. Not just your "run of the mill" souvenir stuff. One of the oldest family own restaurants that serve "squirrel fish" (that's the name) is really awesome....More

Thank bigowl300
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Wonderful experience walking through this Ancient Town, with many local merchandises, silk works, and there is canal that runs along the whole town. It was clean and not many tourists yet when we were there.

Thank Jtan8992
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 9, 2016

This was interesting place to visit. You can see a small bit of old Chna there. Quite convient location.

Thank JLainpelto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 8, 2016

LUZHI WATER TOWN Luzhi Water Town, better known as Venice of China is a 2500 years old water town 20 km south of Suzhou city, mostly found in its old traditional form. Conscious attempts have been made to keep its originality and antiquity. The old...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Unfortunately, our visit was night due to transport delays & it was raining. However it was obviously a very interesting old town area.

Thank Harry P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

After spending time in some of China's biggest and busiest cities; Beijing and Shanghai, it was a relief to find Luzhi, one of the old water towns. There were a few tourists but it was fairly quiet and easy to explore the little streets that...More

Thank Guest_foodie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 4, 2015

there are many water towns in the Shanghai area that are accessible by train or bus. This one located between Shanghai and Suzhou provides a great photographic experience for those who do not want lots of people or advertisements in your pictures. Supposedly this is...More

7  Thank Dan H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Luzhi Ancient Town staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor